If you're on a Mac, you can develop your Vapor project using Xcode. You can build, run, and stop your server from within Xcode, as well as use breakpoints to debug your code.

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To use Xcode, you will first need to generate a *.xcodeproj file.

Generate Project

Vapor Toolbox

To generate a new Xcode project for a project, use:

vapor xcode


If you'd like to automatically open the Xcode project, use vapor xcode -y

Select 'Run'

Make sure after generating your Xcode project that you properly select the executable if you're trying to run your application.

select 'run' from dropdown


To generate a new Xcode project manually.

swift package generate-xcodeproj

Open the project and continue normally.